Selection of Ancient Roman Glass Rings

A very fine selection of Ancient Roman glass rings, varying in shades from translucent green to black, all  drawn and tolled from a single rod of glass to form a spherical shape.

Date: Circa 2nd-4th Century AD
Condition: Fine condition, slight damage to one ring.
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From the early centuries AD glass became the favourite medium not only for vessels but also for piece of jewellery. Glass would have been drawn and tolled to create elaborate or simple bangles and rings, set with carved gemstones. Because it was less expensive than luxurious materials but capable to imitate them, it was quickly adopted by the classes of society who wanted to follow the trends but could not afford to do so.


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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 17.194.345